The project starts at Rato Dero and terminates at Ghauspur. The cumulative executed length of the project is 99 kilometers. It is a section of the Indus Highway Project (N-55).
The work was awarded by NHA on 13th October 1992. An order to commence was received by the selected contractor M/s. Frontier Works Organization (FWO) on 10th March, 1993 and the date of commencement of the project was 13th April, 1993 for allowable duration of 821 calendar days.
The project was originally scheduled for completion on 15th July, 1995, however, was extended for completion on March 14, 1997. On completion, the physical features of carriageway comprise of AC pavement of effective width of 7.3 meters with 3.0 meters wide strengthened shoulders (DBST) on both sides. It has 3 bypasses, 8 pre-stressed concrete bridges on pile foundation, 146 box culverts and 23 pipe culverts.
The pavement thicknesses are:
Aggregate Base 25 cm
Asphaltic Base 10 cm
Asphaltic Wearing Course 5 cm
The horizontal geometry of the additional carriageway has been improved wherever feasibly under the TOR whereas the vertical profile generally follows that of the existing carriageway with slight improvements within the construction of overlay parameters. Some traffic safety gear/information devices were provided on the completed carriageway comprising of traffic signs, gantry, road marking (partially) and kilometer posts.
Completion Date (month/year):
July 1995 Original
May 1997 Revised
Detailed construction supervision of 99 kms of Rato Dero - Ghauspur Section
Horizontal & vertical profile control
Complete site supervision of all earth works, sub-base, drainage & filter layers, aggregate base, asphaltic base & wearing courses
Supervision of all structures
Checking & verification of measurements